So there I was, driving home at the end of a long, yet frantic day of work. In spite of my best efforts, the software I’d been working on seemed determined to fail. My phone had been going crazy all day long with various texts, phonecalls, and emails. And although I was no longer in the office, I still had a few more meetings to look forward to later on in the evening…
What a way to kick off a Friday night, right?
To tell you the truth, I was feeling pretty frazzled and out of breath.
But as I drove, I noticed the western sky start to blush. The more time went on, the more vibrant it got — until I just couldn’t take it any more. Throwing my busy schedule out the window, I slammed on the brakes, pulled the car over, and stepped out into the windy autumn chill.
This sunset was just too good to pass up.
As I stood there, I listened to a nearby flock of geese honking overhead. I watched the wind as it rippled the river. I closed my eyes and took a good, deep breath.
It was just what my soul needed!
And then, with a sigh, I turned around and got back in the car again. Back to work.
All in all, my little sunset pit-stop lasted less than a minute. Just 60 seconds. Certainly not enough to make or break my tight schedule — but it definitely lightened my load!
I was actually surprised at how much more relaxed I felt. And all because of a simple sunset.
Today I’m grateful for all of those little moments of beauty and serenity that are all around us — we just need to take a minute out of our busy schedules (and really, a minute is all it takes) to enjoy ’em.
Today, I’m thankful for sunsets.
You also might like last year’s rant:
Cuz honestly, who doesn’t like to be thankful?!